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Master of Science in Management (MSM) Project Management Track

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Project Managers are responsible for leading cross-functional teams in accomplishing a discrete project.  The role requires excellent leadership, communication, critical thinking, and management skills.  As organizations – and jobs – become more and more complex, more managers are finding themselves involved in some form of project management.  The Project Management track supplements the M.S.M. core courses to provide a solid foundation for managing projects of all types.

The program consists of a total of 12 courses, or 36 semester credits. Students must earn at least a 'B' grade point average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) - both overall and on final projects completed as part of the capstone course.

Core courses within the MSM program include the following:

  • MSM 501 Communicating Effectively as a Manager
  • MSM 505 Project Management
  • MSM 514 Leadership Foundations
  • MSM 525 Spirit of Enterprise
  • MSM 533 Human Resource Management and Strategy
  • MSM 619 Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • MSM 652 Managerial Decision-Making: Finance and Budgeting
  • MSM 674 Master's Capstone: Research, Synthesis, Applications

Students within the Project Management track also complete the following four courses:

  • MSM 507 Project Scheduling & Cost Control
  • MSM 508 Risk Management
  • MSM 590 Advanced Topics in Project Management

One "track" elective selected from the following:

  • MSM 570 Federal Contract Management & Administration
  • MSM 573 Legal Aspects of Government Contracting
  • MSM 576 Contract Pricing, Negotiations, and Source Selection
  • MSM 578 Performance of Government Contracts
  • MSM 667 Leading Organizational Change




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